William Bench Jr

Brief Life History of William

When William Bench Jr was born on 6 November 1840, in Southampton, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bench Sr., was 25 and his mother, Ann Longman, was 32. He married Frances Ann Tatton on 25 December 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852. He died on 9 July 1920, in Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Manti Cemetery, Manti, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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William Bench Jr
Martine Larsen
Marriage: 11 October 1869
Clara Christine Bench
Charles Enos Larsen Bench
Francis Ann Bench
Thomas Edward Bench
Clarence Ferdinand Bench
Letitia Bench
William Ewart Bench
Arthur Octavius Bench
Harold Wallace Bench
Samuel Exile Bench

Sources (74)

  • William Bench, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willaim Bench, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Bench, "United States Western States Marriage Index"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1849: Mexican Cession, Utah Territory, United States 1851: Sanpete, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Sanpete, Utah, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): topographic name for someone who lived by a bank or raised piece of ground, from Middle English bench(e), banch, binch(e) ‘bench, bank, terrace’ (from Old English benc), signifying one who lived at or near a terrace or (river) bank.

Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Benč: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus (see Benedict and Benko ).

Possibly also an altered form of German Bensch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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William Bench Jr Biography

William Bench A brief history of our father, William Bench, born November 6, 1840 at Southhampton, England. Written by Joseph Lionel Bench and Clyde E. Bench, sons of William and Christina. William …

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